WILD: West Cork Contemporary Dance Festival 2018
Saturday, August 11 – Saturday, August 18

A week of dance, technique, Croí Glan LAB research, improvisation, contact improv, performance and community events at An Sanctoir, a 30-acre nature reserve with a beautiful hexagonal dance studio in West Cork, Ireland. Offering a high level of creativity, physical challenge, immersivity and interactivity. Experiencing the expansion of the surrounding environment, bodies in wild natural surroundings, drawing from collective of dance artists who stretch the limits of embodied research, from the local to the global, bringing together aesthetics from San Francisco to Berlin, Ireland, West Cork and beyond…..

Come dance surrounded by nature, the Atlantic ocean, Roaring Water Bay and its Islands, and the nearby unique mix of local and international cultural and artistic inclinations in the renowned village of Ballydehob along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Wild environment
Wild dancing
Wild creativity
Wild perspectives
Wild embodiment
Wild coexistence

Featuring –
Tara Brandel [Ballydehob] + Linda Fearon [Armagh] Kathleen Hermesdorf [San Francisco] Luke Murphy [Sheeps Head] Ruairí Donovan [Cape Clear] Mairead Vaughan [Ballydehob] Cathy Walsh [Cork] Nicholas Nwosu [Waterford]

Produced by ALTERNATIVA + Croí Glan

WILD West Cork Contemporary Dance Festival includes –

5  Workshops:
Monday-Friday: 2 workshops per day (3 hours each) with
Tara Brandel
Kathleen Hermesdorf
Saturday workshops (3 hours each)
11th  Ruairí Donovan
18th  Nicholas Nwosu
Sunday workshop (6 hours)
12th  Luke Murphy

2 Performances:
11th – Luke Murphy | Ruairí Donovan and Cathy Walsh | Tara Brandel
17th – Kathleen Hermesdorf | Mairead Vaughan | Nicholas Nwosu

Weekday Evenings – Croí Glan LAB, Comfy Concert w/Lea Miklody, Contact Improv Jam, participant performance



€350 -Full festival
(includes camping w/kitchen + bathroom/shower)
€150 – Kathleen Hermesdorf or Tara Brandel workshops (includes camping w/kitchen + bathroom/shower)
€120-weekend (August 11th-12th)
(includes camping w/kitchen + bathroom/shower)
€60 – Luke Murphy workshop
€15 /€10 – Performances (August 11th and 17th)
€15 – Saturday open community classes (August 11th and 18th)
€5 Contact Improv – open community class + jam
€5-10 Lea Miklody’s Comfy Concert


Additional accommodation: http://ansanctoir.ie/accomodation/


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Photo of Kathleen Hermesdorf by Yvonne M. Portra